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World War II Articles

Modern history has been indelibly shaped by World War II, and its importance cannot be overstated. Involving the vast majority of the globe’s nations, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

While World War II remains one of the most studied and talked-about historical fields, there’s so much to unpack that it seems like a truly endless subject. We’re here to break down every angle of the conflict. 

Want to learn more about the Holocaust? Discover the courageous acts of Jewish resistance fighters, or the best nonfiction books, ranging from eyewitness accounts to sweeping historical studies of the genocide. Curious about the experience of soldiers? Dive into our military history coverage, including everything from the attack on Pearl Harbor and torpedo-fueled conflicts in the Pacific to the bravery of the Purple Heart Battalion, a segregated regiment of Japanese-Americans. Then there’s the question of women’s involvement in the war, from daring female spies to battlefield nurses to those who entered the workforce for the first time and held the economy together on the homefront.

Wherever your WWII interest lies, we have a story for you—and many more to come.

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The Battle of Peleliu was the Marines' Bitterest Fight in WWII

Read about a hard-fought battle that was supposed to be won in only four days. 

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The Mysterious Execution of Mussolini

As his dictatorship came crumbling down, he was captured while trying to flee the country.

7 Graphic Novels for History Buffs

The past comes to life in a vivid new way, thanks to these historical graphic novels.

9 Engrossing Alternate History Books

If one detail from the past changed, how would our world look different today?

Why the Air Force Bombed Montana During World War II

They were actually coming to a small town's rescue.

Soviet Sniper Roza Shanina Was a Deadly WWII Asset

The Order of Glory recipient was credited with 59 confirmed kills.

How the Red Army Used Camels to Fight the Nazis

The animals were transported all the way to the Soviet Union, where they performed critical duties.

Battle of Midway: The Nimitz Plan That Failed

An unexpected development required quick thinking.